The Creator Made It, You Correct It

laitman_567.04Question: Isn’t a person’s attitude a direct result of how the Creator made him given his genes and the environment he grew up in?

Answer: Naturally. This is what is said, “Go to the Creator who made you.”

Question: Does understanding this already denote progress?

Answer: It may denote progress, but it is not a correction. The problem is that we have to correct this nature. You can always say, “the Creator made it so,” and what’s next? The Creator made it, and you must correct it.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/25/18

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What Brings Contentment To The Creator?

laitman_943What is permanent adhesion with the Creator? How can we bring Him contentment, what can we give Him? Is the Creator not perfect?

The Creator is like a parent who wants only one thing: for his children to be good and to have a good life—by this they bring pleasure to the parent. We have nothing more to give to the Creator; there is nothing to fulfill Him with. By the fact that I fulfill my desires in the right way, I fulfill the Creator and bring Him contentment.

You can bring contentment to the Creator by correcting your broken and empty soul. It was created this way deliberately so that we could correct and fill it, bringing contentment to the Creator by that. The better I arrange my spiritual life, the more pleasure I will bring to the Creator. It is like how it is in our life, the more successful the child is, the more he pleases his parents.

In spirituality there is no giving to the upper—everything is within our Kli [vessel]; it is the only thing we are correcting and filling, and by this we can check what contentment we bring to the Creator: how we correct ourselves for connection and for mutual bestowal to each other. Therefore it is written, “From love of the created beings to love of the Creator.”

By bringing pleasure to the friends, I can be certain that I bring contentment to the Creator. The pleasure that I awaken in the Creator can be measured by the type of the correction I achieved and what light I receive into my corrected desire.

We need to correct our approach to correction, because it all happens internally, and therefore spiritual work is called internal work. We need to work only inside the connection between us, which is called the soul, and according to this the Creator will “feel” what work we are doing on ourselves in order to bring Him contentment.

We work in order to rise above our egoism, which is constantly trying to distract us with all sorts of things, and we yearn to correct and fulfill ourselves, but only in order to bring contentment to the Creator. There is direct analogy between the relationship of parents with children and our relationship with the Creator.

To be in permanent adhesion with the Creator means to think in all my actions of what to do inside myself, that is,  in the connection with the friends, inside my soul, in order to bring contentment to the Creator. The more I ask the Creator for help in correcting my soul, like a good child who asks his parents for help, the greater is His contentment. And the parents are happy to help him; it is a pleasure for them.

And the more we ask the Creator for help to correct the connection between us, that is, to correct our soul, the more contentment we bring Him. His pleasure is measured by the light that comes to correct and unite our souls and by the light that fills the corrected soul.

There is nothing we can give to the Creator—the entire work happens between us, in our connection with each other: “From love of the created beings to love of the Creator.” It is revealed only in this way. If we always try to correctly see the place of our connection, of our work, then we are in the permanent adhesion with the Creator.
From the Lesson 7/21/18, “From the Bottom of the Ladder to the Permanent Dvekut [Adhesion]”

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Why Should I Comprehend Other Souls?

laitman_276.04Question: Why should I comprehend other souls?

Answer: They are parts of your soul. There is nothing unnecessary in creation. You must attain the whole of your soul, which is the unity of all private souls at all times and in all states. By combining them in yourself, you will become like Adam in relation to the Creator.

But do not think that you have to wait for other souls to correct themselves. It is you who must correct them in yourself.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/4/18

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How Do I Live If I Do Not Believe Anyone?

laitman_961.2Question from Facebook: How do I live if I don’t believe anyone?

Answer: You don’t have to believe anyone. The fact is that we are all puppets, the whole world is a theater. And the director, producer, writer, the one who controls everything, the king (as we call Him), that is, having absolute power, is the Creator.

Therefore, we should only deal with Him. All others have no freewill, nothing. Our freewill is only so we can properly bring ourselves closer to the Creator. But, in principle, He is the one who does and operates everything, and there is nothing else that could possibly happen without Him. It is one power that holds onto itself, permeates the entire universe, and controls everything.

I think that it is time for people to start becoming aware of the system we live in—that only one power exists in it and it leads us to a specific goal, along a specific path.

If we imagine this path and this goal within ourselves and want it to be realized, then we are in a positive connection with the Creator, and then we enjoy all this, and that is how it will be. But if we do not, then we’ll be worse off. That is our entire fate.

Question: Then why does He lead us through this “I believe—I don’t believe”?

Answer: He is leading us toward absolute unity so that we are completely united, and then He will be revealed in us—from the hidden, He will become apparent.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman,” 6/5/18

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Who Can Be Called Righteous?

laitman_571.08Question: Who is aware of evil? And what is “evil” in Kabbalah?

Answer: One who considers himself a sinner is one who is aware of evil, but only to the degree to which he is righteous.

In other words, a person who is aware of evil is called righteous.

Question: And who was he before that?

Answer: No one. He did not understand anything and could not say to himself, “Before, I was a sinner.” Only to the degree to which a person experiences himself as a sinner is he already righteous.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 3/4/18

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The Purpose Of The Game Called “Life”

Laitman_138Question: If our entire life is a game then there should be some rules of the game. Please list those rules.

Answer: The purpose of the game called “life” is to connect with one another and to collect the maximum number of points. This is the most important “move,” although there are many more specific actions.

Question: What is so special about connection?

Answer: In connection, one rises to the next level of perception of the world. Every time this happens, a person’s mind is multiplied.

Question: How can one reveal all infinite states of the Creator in this world without losing his mind?

Answer: Do not worry, you will not be able to attain anything unless you first expand your sensory and mental organs. Therefore, your senses will always be ready for something you feel. They will never receive more than what they are capable of and ready for. This way there is no chance of losing one’s mind.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/11/18

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Anyone Can Be Like A Great Sage

laitman_570Baal HaSulam. “The Teaching of the Kabbalah and Its Essence”: But we must still understand what was the purpose for which the Creator created this lot? Indeed, it is to elevate him to a Higher and more important degree, to feel his God like the human sensation, which is already given to him. And as one knows and feels one’s friend’s wishes, so will he learn the words of the Creator, as it is written about Moses, “And the Lord spoke unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.

Anyone can be like a great sage. The fact is that by interfacing with one another, we can transmit spiritual information and the strength to work reciprocally, and elevate everyone in the process. This is people’s distinctiveness.

Question: In that case, can anyone become like Moses, like a great sage?

Answer: It’s not that anyone can be like a great sage, everyone must reach that level!

There is no greater spiritual degree than Moses. It is the greatest level a person can achieve. It is not easy to do so. It is difficult, but feasible for everyone. In any case, we will all reach this degree, but toward the very end of correction.

Question: Moses appeared right at the time of Pesach (Passover). Why didn’t he appear earlier?

Answer: It doesn’t matter. Every person is born at the time, in the condition and environment necessary for his correction. Everyone goes through various changes in his life in order to realize certain corrections in himself.

Therefore, one should never be upset about being born later than or in a different country from the one he would have liked to have been, or for coming into this world weak or small, etc. What is the difference where or how? We do not determine where we live, our gender, internal qualities, or our relationship with the outside world. That is all determined by an internal system, an inner web of forces. We just have to act according to it.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/11/18

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